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On the town

Lexicon Books co-owner Alice Burdick shares insight into running an indie bookstore on Nova Scotia’s stunning South Shore

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IT’S BEEN TWO YEARS since Lexicon Books opened its doors in picturesque Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, a town best known for its tall ships and colonial architecture. Through trial and error, Lexicon’s co-owners – poet Alice Burdick, children’s illustrator Anne- Marie Sheppard, and author Jo Treggiari – have found a winning formula that balances the book-buying needs of local residents with those of the town’s thriving tourism industry. Burdick spoke to Q&Q about running a small-town bookshop.

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